In-House Workshop & Specialized Weaving Programs Registration Information

To register for these courses, please download (PDF or Doc) and complete the registration form. 
Prepayment with registration is required for all courses. Payment may be made by mailing in a cheque or by e-transfer. 

All courses take place at the Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild 

at the Guild Hall 

at 530 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill




Weaving


Weaving – Rigid Heddle #2

Similar to the children’s looms you might have had growing up a rigid heddle loom offers you the option of learning very basic weaving while still creating work you will be proud to show off. In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with the instructor on your choice of projects. You will review the loom and weaving terminology, learn direct warping, practice basic weaving skills on your selected project. 


Date: 2018 & 2019 Flexible dates 

Email: instructor to arrange a date and time for 

Weaving – Rigid Heddle #2

Time: 3 Hours  


Prerequisite: Rigid Heddle #1

Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40

Materials fee: $15

Instructor: Susan S.


Copper Weaving – Introductory Sampler

In this workshop you will be introduced to the properties of copper and copper wire and how it can be used as a fibre to create decorative art and jewellery. The techniques of weaving, crochet, braiding, and knitting will be explored using copper and other craft wires. Embellishments, finishes and patinas will be discussed and demonstrated. You will complete an 8 in x 8 sampler in woven metal that will be a stunning piece of decorative Copper Art. Prior experience is not required however if you knit or crochet, bring small size needles and hooks that you are comfortable using. All tools and materials will be provided. 


Date: Sat Sept 8, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40

Materials fee #1: $25 - includes box frame

Materials fee #2: $15 - without box frame

Instructor: Elfi B.

Email: instructor your material kit option #1 or #2

Copper Weaving – Introductory Sampler


The kit fee is $25 and includes a shadow box frame so that your piece can be put on display. Should you not wish to frame your piece, you will need to inform the instructor 1 week prior to the class and the kit fee will be $15.


Wire #1: Shawl Pin

Heavier gauge copper wire will be formed and then finer gauge copper wire will be woven around the form and some crystals will be added to create a shawl pin. The heavier gauge wire will be formed and sharpened to create the pin to attach the whole unit to the shawl. This shawl pin will be suitable for use with fabric that is not too tightly woven (works well on Pashminas) or knitted or crocheted items. Patinas will be discussed and you have the option of applying a patina to your project.


Date: Tues Nov 6, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40

Materials fee: $15 

Instructor: Liz K.


Weaving for Beginners #1

Spend the weekend learning to weave! From winding the warp to setting up your own sample loom and exploring different weave structures, you will create your own small samples, 'mug rugs,' to take home. All equipment and materials are provided. 


Date: Sat Nov 17 & Sun Nov 18, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm / 4.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $110 / Non-Members: $120 

Materials fee: $10 

Instructor: Kathy L.


Bound Weave

Bound weave is a technique with infinite varieties to produce rug like woven pieces. It is a weft faced weave where on a single threading, a large number of different patterns can be achieved by using different colour yarns and treadling sequences.


This one-day workshop is for experienced weavers, who can set up the loom with a given warp configuration before arriving for the workshop. Also, a good understanding of drafts will be helpful. 

Instructions to set up the warp will be provided ahead of time for all registered participants, and the yarn for the weft will be provided by the guild. Handouts will also be provided to all participants.


Level: Experienced

Date: Sun Feb 10, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm / 6 Hours  


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Materials fee: $20 

Instructor: Kathy L.


Tapestry Kilim Weaving

With their vivid colors and attractive designs, kilims (flat woven tapestry) are fascinating to study and create!  In this hands-on workshop, you can learn this traditional folk art technique and take the looms home to continue working on projects.


Date: Sat March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / 5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Materials fee: $25

Instructor: Penny M. & Lori W.


Wire #2: Pendant with a Cord

A pendant will be made using heavier gauge copper wire woven with finer gauge copper wire. The weave will be a different one from that learned in the shawl pin. Beads and/or crystals will be added for embellishment.  Cord will be provided to make a necklace on which to hang your pendant. Patinas will be discussed and you have the option of applying a patina to your project.


Date: Tues April 23, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40 

Materials fee: $15 

Instructor: Liz K.


Felting

Wet Felted Bag or Round Vessel

In this workshop, create a bag  with pocket and shoulder strap made by wet felting. The technique involves making a dense fabric  from unspun wool called roving, by manually working fibers until they interlock and become dense.


Date: Tues Sept 11, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm / 2.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40

Materials fee: $10 

Instructor: Val F. & Amber B.


Needle Felted Ornaments

In this workshop, create these cute ornaments made by needle-felting. The technique involves sculpting shapes from unspun wool called roving, by manipulating the fibers with a special needle until they interlock and become dense.


Date: Tues Oct 23, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm / 2.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $25 / Non-Members: $35

Materials fee: $5 

Instructor: Val F. & Amber B.


Nuno Felted Cowl

Create a piece of wearable art!  Nuno Felting is a technique that combines the warmth and softness of wool, with the delicacy of silk. In this one day workshop, students will layer wool and silk together and use wet felting to cause these two rival fibers to become intertwined.  At the end of the day, students will take home a unique handmade nuno felted cowl.  Students will be on their feet and working with hot soapy water so they should dress comfortably.  Participants are also asked to bring a large bath towel to assist with the process.


Date: Saturday Oct 20, 2018

Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm / 4 Hours  


Cost: Members: $25 / Non-Members: $35

Materials fee: $30 

Instructor: Val F.


Felting Florals

Participants will engage in creating a flat felted painterly image. A study of floral images will be provided for inspiration in this workshop. A spontaneous approach to creating a felted image will be encouraged. Simple felted shaped forms will be shared and created.


Date: Tues April 9, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $45 / Non-Members: $55

Materials fee: $15 

Instructor: Melanie S.


Felting – Group of 7 Inspired Landscape

Participants will engage in creating a flat felted painterly image. A study of the Group of Seven

images will be provided for inspiration in this workshop. A spontaneous approach to creating a felted image will be encouraged. Simple felted shaped forms will be shared and created.


Date: Tues April 9, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $45 / Non-Members: $55

Materials fee: $15

Instructor: Melanie S.



Spinning


Drop Spindle Method

Learn the ancient art of spindle spinning and turn wool into yarn. Spindle spinning is affordable, portable and fun. Our instructor will guide you through the process of making yarn and discuss the history of spindles.


Date: Thurs Nov 15 & 22, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm / 2.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $40 / Non-Members: $50 

Materials fee: $25 

Instructor: Margo M.




Knitting

Level #1
This class will turn you into a knitter once and for all. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of knitting. Whether you’re a total beginner or you need a refresher, you’ll learn the basics of knitting including, casting on and off, knit and purl stitch, increasing, decreasing and binding off. After each class, you’ll go home to practice for a week, then return for pointers from your teacher. By the end of four weeks, you’ll be comfortable enough with your new skills to tackle simple projects and continue to build your knitting prowess. Over the course of this class, you’ll work on either a scarf or a circular cowl in chunky wool.


Date: Thurs Jan 17, 31, Feb 7, 21, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm / 1.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Materials fee: $20

Instructor: Val F. & Margo M.





Weaving

This workshop presents a specialized approach to weaving fine cloth with intricate designs.

Instructor: Dani Ortman
Date: Sat April 6 & Sun April 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 / 6 Hours a Day

Cost: Members: TBC Guild Members / $ TBC Non-Members

Dyeing


Playing with Dyes

The focus for this event is to get comfortable using Natural and Synthetic Dyes. Dried walnuts and some synthetic dyes will be available for all participants

It is hoped that participants will bring enough other dye stuff to share and swap. This is an event for experimentation and participation by all. There will not be designated teachers, rather we will make use of the experience within our group and the activities of the day so we can all learn a little bit more.

Participants are required to bring their own fibre and fabric for dying. Please bring any dye stuffs you may be interested in trying out. If you have specialty dye equipment you would like to demonstrate or share, feel free to bring it along. A basic dye set up tools and equipment will be provided. It is hoped that participants will begin to create their own dye sample book for future reference and contribute to The Guild`s Dye Sample Resources.

As this is a messy workshop, perhaps wear old clothing because it might become stained. Coffee and tea will be provided. Bring your own lunch.


Date: Sun July 29, 2018

Time: 11 am - 4 pm / 5 Hours

Off-site Location: address to be sent upon registration

Email: to register for Playing with Dyes - July 29      

Cost: Members: $10 members / Non-Members: $20

Payable in cash on the day of the workshop

Co-Ordinators: Penny M. & Lori W.


Basket Weaving


Christmas Star

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to weave a star to hang on the Christmas tree. These reed ornaments have many uses for your holiday decorating needs and make great gifts. 


Date: Thurs July 19, 2018

Time: 1:30 am to 4:30 pm / 3 Hours  


Cost: Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40

Materials fee: $7

Additional take away kits: $4 each or 3/$10

Instructor: Michelle Z.


Toilet Tank Basket

If you would like to make a basket that is not only attractive, but also useful then sign up for this course.


Date: Mon Nov 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / 5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Instructor: Michelle Z.


Swing Handle Basket

If you would like to make a basket that has a different handle style,  then sign  up for this course.


Date: Sat March 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / 5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Instructor: Michelle Z.



Stained Glass

Mosaic Mirror: Decorative Quilting with Glass
In this workshop you will be introduced to the basic skills needed to complete a 12 in x 16 in mosaic mirror using mirror tile, glass and a variety of items for embellishment such as buttons, beads and broken crockery. The techniques of glass cutting, use of mosaic nippers, filing and grouting will be taught. You are encouraged to bring your own items to incorporate into your mosaic.
As there is a drying time required, this workshop spans 2 sessions. Work clothes, long pants and closed toed shoes must be worn. If possible, bring your own protective clothing (gloves and aprons) and safety glasses. These items will be available for you to borrow. Because this activity requires a glass workshop setting, it will be offered off-site in a local private studio close to Burr House. The address will be sent to you upon registration.


Date & Time: 6 Hours  

Sun May 5, 2019   12:30 am - 4:30 pm &

Tues May 7, 2019   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Cost: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $70

Materials fee: $35 

Instructor: Kathleen R. & Elfi B.




Quilting

UFO


Do you have an unfinished project that you need some help to finish OR have a pattern that you want to start but are not sure how? If you do, then this class is for you. Bring your fabric, pattern and questions to turn your unfinished projects into finished ones. This class will be offered once per month on an ongoing basis. 


You will need to bring your portable sewing machine and a basic sewing kit. 


Date: Wed Oct 3 / Nov 7 / Dec 5 /

 Jan 9 / Feb 6 or Mar 6, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm / 2.5 Hours  


Cost: Members: $25 per session /

Non-Members: $35 per session

Instructor: Kathleen R.




Method of Payment

E-Transfer payment

1. Sign into your online banking institution. Select E-Transfer. Use BurrHouseW@gmail.com as the e-mail address for the bank payment. 

Include COURSE and DATE in the message to recipient.


2. In a send separate e-mail to BurrHouseW@gmail.com

Include the word INTERAC in the subject line and your password (ANSWER to the question you chose).


All NON-MEMBERS will need to download (Doc or PDF) below and complete a registration form. In a send separate e-mail to BurrHouseW@gmail.com

Include the word REGISTRATION FORM in the subject.


OR


Payment by cheque

Make your cheque payable to: Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild (no other wording will do). Cheque may be postdated. 


GUILD MEMBERS need only write down the course and date on the back of the cheque.

All NON-MEMBERS will need to download (PDF) below, complete a registration form and include it with your cheque.

You can mail it or drop it off in the Guild Hall’s mailbox.


Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild

530 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 6E6 
Attention: REGISTRATION

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